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A Cup

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by Bryan Costales

An abandoned coffee cup landed between a pipe and the dock. The vertical pipes formed a fence to prevent people, but not coffee cups, from falling over the edge.

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Exit To Street

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by Bryan Costales

An Exit to Street sign led the way down escalators or stairs to the parking lot level. The actual street was beyond the parking lot. The shot was overexposed due to a sticky iris, but the exposure worked for this shot.

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Baby William

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by Isabel Pereira dos Santos

William Carter as a baby, never expecting the wonderful life he led.

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River City Tattoo

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by Bryan Costales

An old wooden elevator was located in the old town area of Sacramento, California. A sign on the elevator suggested one should take the elevator to "River City Tattoo."

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Burned Out

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by Bryan Costales

A burned out tree trunk stood beside the Willamette River. The nature of the burn caused the suggestion of a small creature to appear just inside.

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Search Light

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by Bryan Costales

A heavy duty search light was unused near sunset on Christmas Day. It pointed down at the bay waters as if ready to illuminate a piece of flotsam.

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Gnarly Forest

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by Bryan Costales

A gnarly forest surrounded the Gold Creek Salmon Bake.

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A Window In A Mural

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by Bryan Costales

An old rundown window had, at one time in the past, a mural painted around it. Although painting around windows is common among muralists, the windows are rarely this dilapidated.

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Stuffed Cat

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by Bryan Costales

A stuffed cat sat on a chair in front of a window. It looked perpetually relaxed sitting there, never moving, never chasing a mouse. Inert yet soft.

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Gas Meters

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by Bryan Costales

Gas meters lined up in a Chinatown alley. They resembled identical robots all being fueled to begin their day.

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Obliterated Graffiti

(628 views)
by Bryan Costales

Someone had spray painted graffiti inside an alley on the side of a building. Later, someone decided to erase that graffiti. He or she used spray paint to cover the graffiti, leaving behind a smear that was probably more ugly than the erased original.

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An Ajar Window

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by Bryan Costales

While walking up the Eugenia Stairs, this window was discovered as ajar. Probably ajar to help air out the home with a fresh breeze.

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Killdeer eggs

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by Terry Costales

This was the second killdeer nest I'd found. The first one was on gravel and this one on flowerbed mulch. Both times the nests were easily overlooked and the eggs hard to spot.

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Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

This photo shows a sea lion swimming in the late afternoon sunlight beneath the wharf in Santa Cruz. Lovely light on a lovely animal.

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Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)

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by Terry Costales

A very pregnant Harbor Seal looking quite pleased with herself.

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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus)

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by Terry Costales

A large group of pelicans were perched on the fish processing equipment.

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American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

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by Terry Costales

A female avocet sits on her eggs. When the tide comes in this nest will barely be above the water.

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Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

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by Terry Costales

This killdeer tried to lure me away from her nest and eggs fluttering her wings as if injured. Ironically, the only reason I knew her nest was nearby was because of the mother killdeer's behavior. She faked being hurt and then looked back to see if I was buying it.

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)

(290 views)
by Terry Costales

Pretty, noisy and never stays still for long. That's the chickadee.

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Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)

(288 views)
by Terry Costales

I love the pattern of this seal's fur, but I would never entertain the idea of taking it away from her to use for myself.

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Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)

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by Terry Costales

A male Brewer's blackbird was showing off its glorious purple sheen.

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Forster Tern

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by Terry Costales

It was satisfying to get a close-up of this wonderful diving bird.

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Baringo Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)

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by Terry Costales

The Santa Barbara zoo called this giraffe a Baringo giraffe. It was originally named the Rothschild giraffe and now sometimes called the Ugandan giraffe. No matter its name, it is a threatened species of giraffe.

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Blue-and-Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna)

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by Terry Costales

A loud, large, parrot looking quite handsome.

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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

(288 views)
by Terry Costales

Close up of a male sea lion. According to Wiki, "Zalophus californianus" means "Californian big-head" because a male grows a crest of bone on top of his head that causes a bulging forehead.

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